13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Third Place, Peninsula Images
"Ice Skating at Embarcadero
By Anne MacKenzie
About Anne MacKenzie
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often try to find images through the photographic medium that
I haven't seen before or at least not in the same way," said
In a quest to capture holiday lights, she came across the rainbow colors of Embarcadero's
skating rink just as it was being cleared of people for sweeping, flooding and
freezing. She photographed the skaters from a nearby second-story balcony.
Light is a source of continual fascination for MacKenzie.
"The photographers who excite me most, I think, are those who consider that
the photograph is a way of capturing light," she said.
A retired art teacher and graphic designer, MacKenzie's interest in photography
began about four years ago when she used a digital camera to create digital oil
She soon joined the Palo Alto Camera Club and became interested in the photograph
as an end in itself, but maintains a painter's appreciation for fantasy.
"The photographs I find most memorable may not be entirely factual but leave
some space for the viewer's imagination and contemplation," MacKenzie